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March 4, 1971

The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 5

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Till RSI)AY, MARCH 4, 1971 Governor Whitcomb Is 1971 Easter Seal Chairman THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE J'ago 5 Tightened Property Tax Relief Program Expected Edgar D. "Vbitcomb, Governor of Indiana, will serve for the second straight year as Indiana Easter Seal Chairman. The Governor will ; head thousands of volunteers throughout the state in this annual solicitation of funds to finance services for the crippled children and a- dults in Indiana. "There Is nothing so impor-. tant as seeing our children get the right start in life," said Whitcomb. "And believe me, there is certainly nothing more important than 'seeing that all handicapped children and adults - regardless of the nature_of the handicap - have a chance to either correct or overcome their handicaps and take their place as full contributing citizens to society. The work performed by the Easter Seal Societies in Indiana is deserving of the utmost support by citizens of our great state. "Thel971 Indiana Easter Seal Child, Alesia Marie Phillips of Columbus, will visit with me in my office on March 1 to officially open the campaign and will at that time present me with the 'first' sheet of seals. The Easter Seal Campaign will run through Easter Sunday, April 11." Geneva Conventions Show Need To Revise By JOHN A. CALLCOTT GENEVA (UPI)-The plight of American prisoners in North Vietnam has convinced the International Committee of the Red. Cross of the need to revise the Geneva War Conventions. Hanoi for six years has refused to permit' Red Cross delegates to visit the. prisoners as proved for in the third of the four conventions. It claims the war in Vietnam is a civil conflict and the Americans, therefore, are "criminals" unprotected by the regulation. . The International Red Cross, which - is the guardian of the Geneva Conventions, experienced the same difficiulties in the Yemen and Biafran wars. Wants Conventions Revised To cover this gap it wants the conventions revised so that combatants captured in civil wars and guerrilla conflicts received, the same rights, as prisoners taken in international wars. Red Cross legal experts believe that as long as a combatant openly wears, a weapon he should receive full protection as a prisoner of war regardless of the type of conflict. As long as there is' no such provision, they said, North Vietnam in strict legal, terms is not violating the Geneva Convention-r which it . signed June 28, 1957— in refusing the Red Cross the right to visit American PWs. "We have requested the right to make visits several times a year eyer since 1965," committee spokesman .Alain Modoux said. * ! "Strangely, Hanoi does not really- have the right to refuse: such permission but neither is it violating the conventions,"'he said. FirstReason The first reason why this is. so dates back, to 1957 when By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - A local referendum on any property tax rate hike for schools above a ceiling of $1.95 per $100 of assessed valuation is a key ingredient of a tightened property tax relief program expected to be recommended to the Indiana House today for passage. HqusS Speaker Otis Bowen outlined changes approved by a GOP House caucus in the House tax package. He said the GOP majority members of the House agreed to support the revised school distribution formula bill and a sixth bill in the package. this new bill— an addition to the Yive that previously made up the House tax package- would create a State Property Tax Control Board of seven members to review the budgets of any school corporation asking to be classified as a "distressed school." Reps. John C. Hart", R-Indianapolis, ranking member of House Ways and Means Committee, and.Morris Mills, R-Indianapolis, taxation subcommittee member, joined Bowen at a late Tuesday news conference to explain the changes. Bowen was asked if he thought the new restrictions on an increase in property taxes—once reduced by funds from increased sale's and income taxes— would meet Governor: Whitcomb's- approval. ."I think I'd appreciate, it if you would, ask him," Bowen responded. Whitcomb currently is con- Hanoi signed the conventions. It presented. a reservation to Article 85 of the Third Convention on prisoners, just that article which involves Red Cross visits. North Vietnam claimed in its reservation that any person captured within its" territory is ' ot a .'prisoner of war but a. "criminal." "The second major problem which makes the situation so complex is the argument over whether the war in Vietnam is an international war or a civil war," Modoux explained. The conventions apply .to International conflicts,, he said,, while Hanoi claims the war in Vietnam is an internal conflict. FLINT, MICH. — An ice jam on the Shiawassee River near Flint threatened heavy damage to the bridge and a home and outbuildings along the shore. Water and ice surrounded most of the outbuildings at this farm, in Rush Township. Some damage to the buildings and a car parked near them was reported, but the jam broke up before destroying the bridge.or house. UPI TELEPHOTO log Cabin Tour Planned Ever feel unsure about yourself? Ever ddubtyour ability? If so, clip and carry this with you; and remember what it says. I you think you are beatten, you are, If you think, that you dare not, yo don't, . . If you'dlike to win, but you think you can't, Ifs almost certain you won't. If you think you'll lose, you've lost, For out in the world you'll find "•' Success begins with a fellow's will It's all in the state of mind. If you think you're out-classed, you are; You've got to think high to rise; You've got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize/ Life's battles don't always go To the stronger or-faster man; But sooner or later the man who wins Is the man who thinks he can. PHIL NICHOLS, Young Nichols Funeral Home Pbaea 673-4780 816 W. ftttusou St. NASHVILLE, Ind. - Winter. weary tourists will be pouring into log cabin country earlier this year. A do-it-yourself log cabin tour, a first for this rustic community, has been set for the last two weekends of March. _The 5-niile tour allows over 26 log structures to be viewed before they are veiled by foliage tor which Brown County is famous. A tour route map bidding, "Come to Log Cabin Country," is being prepared for distribution and will be available to all visitors.. The map and key will provide all the information motorists will need to make the tour on their own. Brown County boasts the preservation of more yellow poplar log cabins that any area its size in the world. Hundreds of cabins dot its-hills and vales. An array.of art studios, galleries, quaint antique and craft shops, and eating places will also be available. . While some private cabins may be open to the public, most will be viewed only from the highway. ducting a grass-roots campaign in favor of his program opposing any increase in sales or income taxes but calling for some increases in cigarette and alcoholic beverage . taxes and a sewage tax on water bills. At the rate of progress, outlined by Bowen and Senate Finance Committee chairman. Lawrence Borst,-R-Indianapolis, the,budget bills and the pro-. posed tax changes should be on the governor's desk within three more weeks. Bowen said he hopes the school distribution formula bill and the new state control and referendum'bill will be passed'by Saturday and the budget bills during the first part of next week, Borst hopes to present to a Senate Republican majority caucus by the middle, of next week, both the House-passed budget and tax package and the Whitcomb budget,. revised to correct what Borst termed underfunding of as much as $170 million. The new additions to the House property tax relief program include: — A new ceiling of $1.95 per $100. assessed valuation for school purposes, in place of the present $4.95 ceiling, a reduction of $3 in theory but an average reduction in property tax rates ot $2.75 in 1972and$1.98in 1973. —A school distribution formula that would require $1.38 billion to fund during the next two years and which would propose a basic support of $700 per student the first year and $735 the second year. , —A qualifying rate of $1.75 per $100 for local school corporations to raise by property tax, with the state funds to make up the difference between what that rate would produce and the basic support figures f $700 and $735 per student. Control Board Proposed —A seven - member State Property Tax Control Board, with two members each named by the Speaker, of the House and the Senate President Pro Tem and three by the governor, with authority to review the fi- i nancial problems of schools that claim they cannot live with the $1.95 ceiling. — The state board would have, no authority to increase property-tax for school purposes be- yong the $1.95 ceiling but if it classified the school corporation as a "distressed school" then a local referendum, could be' held at which the. voters would decide whether to increase their property tax. Hart said there are "about 40 schools" .that now are in a position they would be in.line to become canudates for "distressed scho These are the corporations that now are at the present ceiling of $4.95 adjusted. Mills said the same equalization procedure in which .the State Board of Tax Commission­ ers adjusts the ceiling for each school corporation in an effort to offset differences in the property tax assessments would be continued under the plan. Bowen said the county tax control boards provided, for in an earlier bill in the tax package, now in the Senate Finance Committee, is expected to be modified by the senators to strengthen these- local boards also. Choice Being Offered Borst explained that the Senate caucus will be offered a i choice between the revised version of Whitcomb's budget, which the Senate Finance Committee believes may be as much as $170 million underfunded. In addition to the school distribution formula greatly increasing state support • to schools, the package includes doubling the 2 per cent sales tax, 1 per cent increase in individual income tax, 3 per cent increase in corporate income tax, a Ijcal option bill permitting a I per cent additional individual income tax on residents of a county, and a control measure creating a nine-member review board in each county. Borst said the House tax package, and budget: "We will take this as a place to start, revising it up or down and we win take the governor's proposed plan I Both will be considered. We can move pretty quick." After the GOP Senate caucus the mi idle of next week. The Senate Finance Committee expects. I o revise the budget to fit the wish of the majority. Borsi said the Whitcomb budget underfunding includes insufficient money for sewage and clean i rater, welfare, teachers pensioq retirement fund, reim­ bursement to 91 counties of the 1967-68 state inheritance tax won by-Marion County only in a court case, vocational rehabi- tion, money needed by 1969 vetoed bills revived by the 1971 Legislature earlier this session, among other purposes. Monday March 8th ruit - $5.10 for 415 Bu FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE — es PICK shel UP UNTIL GONE Form Bureau, Inc. 120 Ash St. Tipton + gflCOME Wflfl| ANOTHER ONE OF THE GREATS! SERVING YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY. 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